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What's New in DetachPipe v8.1 - October 27, 2016

  • Added report on all detach locations under Tools\Report document locations.
  • Added workaround for corrupted settings file.
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    Detailed Changes Log

    What's New in DetachPipe v8.0 - March 18, 2016

  • Fixed scheduled detach not working.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.9 - February 29, 2016

  • Fixed Incoming and Outgoing attachments not being handled.
  • Set logging defaults to Off.
  • Set Inbox and Outbox processing to On by default.
  • Added check to ensure the Mask ends with the file extension, to ensure the file is still accessible later.
  • Improved Mask validation to ensure that it can no longer end with an unfinished macro.
  • Now converts internal X500 email addresses (/O=.. /OU=.. etc) to SMTP email addresses for consistency.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.8.2 - February 1, 2016

  • Switched to Html instead of RTF files to prevent Windows' riched20.dll problems.
  • Removed folder property page to work around errors for some users.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.8.1 - November 6, 2015

  • Fixed startup errors.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.8 - July 21, 2015

  • Added [category] and [categories] placeholders to allow categories to be added to the generated file path.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.7 - March 3, 2015

  • Fixed intermittent XML loading/saving error on x64 systems.
  • Cloud services for uploading files, DropBox etc.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6.8 - February 6, 2015

  • Re-wrote email deletion code so much faster.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6.6 - January 27, 2015

  • Removed debug assertion on settings save.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6.5 - January 12, 2015

  • Now copes with FormsInfo file being locked by virus scanner.
  • Handles missing system functions under Windows XP.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6.4 - December 19, 2014

  • Use Short Links setting was not being saved.
  • Default is now to show all ribbon buttons.
  • Fixed error on attachment delete (differently to before).
  • Fixed error on initialization after laptop sleep.
  • Now handles Outlook Resend inspectors.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6.2 - December 2, 2014

  • Now detaches and re-attaches in the same order as originally, especially important for RTF emails where the attachments can be in the text.
  • Fixed error on attachment delete.
  • Fixed problem which caused the attachment name to be modified according to the mask during compress operation, with the attachment name kept being prepended with the subject.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6.1 - November 26, 2014

  • New Folder properties sheet (for folder right-click, Properties)
  • Fixed defaulting of Previous Path in Prompt on Detach dialog, especially useful when detaching multiple files from one email.
  • Fixed error on delete of an email.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.6 - November 14, 2014

  • Added support for hiding unwanted icons.
  • Added support for saving to 30+ Cloud Systems.
  • Added x32/x64 indicator to About dialog to make support easier!
  • Fixed upload of large files to

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.5 - October 23, 2014

  • New -short form- for embedded links.
  • Error logs now created in a consistent location - \Users\\AppData\Roaming\DataMystic\DetachPipe
  • Fixed errors on Outlook awake from sleep.
  • Improved screen refresh on multi-email operations.
  • Improved detection and display of non-English code pages.
  • Updated to EasyPattern v2.9 and Perl regex libraries.
  • Fixed CustomUI XML error.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.4 - September 7, 2014

  • Now can uncompress files in-situ.
  • Progress dialog is now resizeable and has counts of the errors and warnings.
  • Fixed startup bugs on multiple mail stores where IMAP was used.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.3.3 - August 30, 2014

  • DetachPipe now has its own Ribbon tab in Inspector view - leaving more room for normal icons.
  • Fixed the Retain Attachment Icon not working properly.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.3.2 - August 22, 2014

  • Fixed location of support files.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.3.1 - August 19, 2014

  • Bug fixes.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.3 - July 17, 2014

  • Re-released for Outlook 2013 with new ribbon, menus, bug fixes etc.
  • Integration into right-click folder menus.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.2.2 - July 30, 2013

  • Fixed file mask validation sometimes giving warnings for correct masks.
  • Fixed x64 edition having incorrectly names Zip component, hence compressing/uncompressing files did not work.
  • If there is a Restore error, the original file is left in place rather than being deleted - this is hand in hand with better error reporting for the Restore process.
  • Fixed error with setting date of detached files which caused random errors.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.2.1 - July 29, 2013

  • Improved internal shut down code for email utilities.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.2 - May 15, 2013

  • New option to Save Incoming or Outgoing attachments automatically - previously the options were Detach or Delete.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.1.3 - April 16, 2013

  • Added trace code to help diagnose crashes.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.1.2 - January 31, 2013

  • Fixed error with some dialogs crashing on close.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.1.1 - January 31, 2013

  • Hopefully fixed the AutoDetach error :-)

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.1 - January 30, 2013

  • Fixed bug with changing Language.
  • Fixed bug with actions occurring twice with multiple Outlook windows open.
  • Fixed fileid missing from urls when duplicate files uploaded to
  • Fixed bug when Cancel was clicked after clicking the [Folders] command button.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.0.4 - January 5, 2013

  • Fixed x32 and x64 Redemption DLL overwriting each other under Windows x64, Outlook x32.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.0.3 - December 31, 2012

  • Fixed installer registration of Redemption DLL under Windows x32.
  • Fixed internal pattern matching causing valid strings to be incorrectly identified as invalid.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.0.2 - December 30, 2012

  • Fixed installer with Outlook x32 and Windows x64.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.0.1 - December 29, 2012

  • Fixed installer under x32 Windows.

    What's New in DetachPipe v7.0 - December 28, 2012

  • Dual x32 and x64 version!

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7.6 - August 27, 2012

  • Fixed problem where buttons only worked the first time they were clicked, but not on subsequent times.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7.5 - August 22, 2012

  • Added extra translation strings.
  • Added extra debug info to AutoDetachTimerFired.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7.4 - July 31, 2012

  • Windows now remember their size settings.
  • Actions now do not occur twice if multiple Outlook windows are open.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7.3 - July 16, 2012

  • Better detection of empty selection and ensuing warning message.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7.2 - June 28, 2012

  • Fixed doubling up of toolbars, and commands running twice in a row.
  • Fixed reversal of Prompt on Delete setting.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7.1 - June 23, 2012

  • Attempt at fixing handling Exchange Server email addresses, and errors on handling [SenderEmail] and [SenderDomain] for SMTP emails sent to an Exchange Server.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.7 - June 22, 2012

  • Fixed doubling up of toolbars, and commands running twice in a row.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.6 - May 22, 2012

  • Fixed installer error.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.5.5 - May 18, 2012

  • Free version can now restore individual attachments and re-attaches emails on forwarding.
  • Corrected handling of checkbox 'Don't show this dialogue again (always delete)' - when an email with associated attachments is deleted.
  • Changed user interface to Toolbar/ Ribbon interface.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.5 - March 26, 2012

  • Attachments with Content Ids are now no-longer considered embedded attachments and will not be ignored when the 'Ignore Embedded Attachments' flag is set.
  • New placeholder [index] - for the attachment's place number in the email. Used to generate unique sequence numbers for each email's attachment.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.4 - March 13, 2012

  • Product registration key can now be removed.
  • Improved Dutch translation.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.3 - February 28, 2012

  • Fixed AutoDetach not re-triggering after the initial trigger.
  • Fixed 'Process a Set of Folders' when working with embedded attachments.
  • 'Delete All Attachments' now removes the DetachPipe info attachment (used to retain the paperclip icon).

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.2 - February 10, 2012

  • Unsafe attachments are automatically renamed, and a recovery note for the recipient is added to the email.
  • Added maintenance facility to update the DetachPipe links when the files on disk are moved.
  • Added placeholders for parts of a folder name from 0 to 9, from left to right from the base of the email folder tree. Very useful if you organize your folders by Company\Project and want to retain the same structure on disk.
  • Fixed error with custom auto-detach folders being watched even when disabled.
  • Fixed error with detecting HTML body start when detaching.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.1 - January 22, 2012

  • Clarified messages to make it clearer when DetachPipe has actually finished.
  • Updated third-party compression DLL for improved Windows x64 support.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.1 - January 20, 2012

  • Clarified messages to make it clearer when DetachPipe has actually finished.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.15.1 - January 14, 2012

  • Updated third-party Redemption.dll.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.15 - January 7, 2012

  • Removed debug logging. 4

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.14 - December 19, 2011

  • Changed handling of Inbox to ensure that all emails get processed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.13.1 - December 13, 2011

  • Fixed install error.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.13 - December 13, 2011

  • Missing Attachment form now can handle Unicode filenames.
  • Unicode characters embedded in DetachPipe tags in the body are now correctly processed.
  • When a user selects a start folder for the Mask, previously it left the [MyDocuments] macro in place, which caused errors in filename generation. It now gets removed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.12 - November 25, 2011

  • Fixed crash when replying to a meeting request or other non-mail item.
  • Fixed handling of Font Size setting.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.11 - August 4, 2011

  • Now does not re-process emails with the 'About DetachPipe Attachments.txt' file.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.10 - June 29, 2011

  • Renamed AutoDetach to Scheduled Detach.
  • Scheduled Detach Last Run date now reflects actual time of Last Run - not the scheduled time, as the schedule can be delayed if the computer is hibernating. Missed scheduled detaches are resumed 30 seconds after Outlook restarts.
  • Scheduled Detach Test Run now keeps the status window visible.
  • Scheduled Detach now initiates start time correctly.
  • Fixed missing images in help file.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.9 - June 28, 2011

  • Dummy attachments are no longer added when files below the size threshold are still attached to the email. This also stops duplicate new emails being created whenever the email is re-processed.
  • Fixed 'Last Run' always showing 'Never'.
  • AutoDetach and Inbox scanning now look only for emails with attachments to speed up processing.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.8 - June 9, 2011

  • New [Test Run] button for AutoDetach.
  • The Missing Attachment dialog now closes as soon as a new file is selected, making the process faster.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.7 - May 6, 2011

  • Moved all DLL to install path rather than Common Files\DataMystic to test Vista/Outlook 2007.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.6a - May 2, 2011

  • Added reg key for Outlook 2003 and 2010, and for new users.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.6 - May 1, 2011

  • Added new registry key to disable to the Outlook 2007 warning about opening attachments from unsafe locations.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.5 - March 15, 2011

  • Fixed various macros not removing special filename characters like :<>/\?* etc, main macros affected are [subject] and [simplesubject], but also changed [user], [outlookuser], [storename], [profilename], [recipientname], [senderdomain], [senderemail], [sendername].
  • Evaluation no longer quits Microsoft Outlook when [Quit] button is pressed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.4 - February 21, 2011

  • DisableUpload setting has now shifted back to the Registry (from settings file in User Profile).

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.3 - February 18, 2011

  • Now ignores invalid dates when handling Inbox.
  • More translatable strings.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.2 - February 15, 2011

  • Improved Inbox handling.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0.1 - February 9, 2011

  • Inbox now rechecks emails that are 125 seconds old (previously 65 seconds) to prevent emails that arrive out-of-order from being skipped.
  • Fixed two memory leaks.

    What's New in DetachPipe v6.0 - February 2, 2011

  • New! Custom Incoming Detach Folders can be added by the user. Now not just the Inbox gets processed - set folders so that ANY emails moved to them (either By Rule or Drag and Dropped) get files detached/deleted.
  • New! Custom AutoDetach Folders - multiple sets of folders can be AutoDetached - even on different schedules!
  • Fixed scheduled start time not being saved correctly in locale where a comma is used for the decimal point.
  • Improved settings window.
  • Fixed Cancel button in progress form not working.
  • Fixed bug on cancel of AutoDetach.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.9.5 - December 3, 2010

  • Fixed 'setting file missing' error message on first run.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.9.4 - December 2, 2010

  • DetachPipe no longer removes the text '**JUNK**' from the subject line when you VIEW an email - it removes it only when the email is actually sent.
  • Settings are now saved to the AppData folder to avoid registry security and rollback issues affecting some users.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.9.3 - November 19, 2010

  • Now can disable the DropBox integration prompt that occurs on startup.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.9.2 - November 11, 2010

  • Fixed window already closed bug on delete of emails.
  • Fixed bug with translations not being loaded.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.9.1 - November 10, 2010

  • DropBox integration. When DropBox is detected, DetachPipe suggests that the file detach mask is set to the My Documents\My DropBox\Public folder.
  • If a pending AutoDetach is cancelled, it is rescheduled for the next run time.
  • Fixed bug on delete of emails.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.9 - November 9, 2010

  • New option to Unlink attachments - this leaves the detached attachments on disk when you delete the associated email - the link between the two is broken.
  • New validation of Mask field prevents errors from mis-typing placeholder names. New help label to inform users of right-click popup menu on Mask field. New entries in popup menu for My Documents folder etc.
  • AutoDetach now skips the Outbox - as this contains emails which have not yet been sent.
  • Fixed bug with dimming of the Mask field where it would not ever be enabled after you had used a Process Entire Folders command.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.20 - August 11, 2010

  • Changed mask fields so that they do not auto-resize due to display problems.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.19 - July 27, 2010

  • New function to Verify Integrity of detached files - in the current email, selected emails or in an entire folder.
  • New function to Zip attachments in entire folders.
  • Fixed AutoDetach still detaching even when [Cancel] clicked.
  • Added Clipboard Copy button to processing window.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.18 - July 20, 2010

  • Fixed handling of slashes in url mask locations.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.17 - July 16, 2010

  • Upgraded compression component to latest version.
  • Fix for occasional crashes - reverted to non-Unicode body processing, so Unicode filenames will not be detected.
  • Added ftp://, http:// and https:// as allowed mask locations.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.16 - July 15, 2010

  • Fixed AutoDetach not triggering if left unattended.
  • If an error occurs while compressing, the file is still detached uncompressed.
  • Fixed problem with deleting attachments when the email is removed for Unicode emails.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.15 - July 15, 2010

  • Fixed forwarded attachments being removed from disk when it has been saved compressed.
  • Fixed field alignment in main form.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.14 - July 14, 2010

  • Change to update mechanism to prevent spurious update notifications.
  • New alert for blank subject lines - never send a blank subject email again.
  • Setting of font size now done via SPAN tags instead of FONT.
  • Icons are now NOT shown in DetachPipe's Inspector menus to avoid clipboard issues.
  • Fixed issue with Forwarded emails not getting their attachments re-attached.
  • Zip now fails gracefully if the filename is too long or contains unsupported characters.
  • AutoDetach now disabled by default on first install.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.13 - March 4, 2010

  • Timing changes to fix Inbox processing.
  • New option to run AutoDetach every XX minutes, or the original option to run at a predefined time every day.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.10 - February 23, 2010

  • New option to Limit the Generated Filenames to 255 characters regardless of the underlying file system. Default off (it checks if the file system is FAT32 or NTFS and sets the maximum length accordingly). Useful when enabled to retain compatibility with older backup software.
  • Limited Unicode support for filenames.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.9 - November 27, 2009

  • Fixed issue with attachments not being freed properly, leading to only 200 items being processed at a time.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.8 - November 12, 2009

  • Fixed the AutoDetach dialog appearing multiple times, and AutoDetach not triggering.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.7 - October 13, 2009

  • Now removes special characters (\x00-\x1f) from the generated filenames - tabs embedded in the subject line were causing problems.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.6 - October 6, 2009

  • New option (on by default) to ignore errors caused by SentItems being deleted by other AddIns (such as those that sync data to remote systems).

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.5 - October 1, 2009

  • Now allows FW:, FWD:, TR: and WG: email forward indicators - these indicate that attachments must be restored. Further language translations are expected in future.
  • Fixed error that occurred with a form being freed unexpectedly.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.4 - September 7, 2009

  • The maximum length of a generated filename is now set to 255 characters, even under NTFS - allowing legacy programs such as backup software to still process the files.
  • When files are uncompressed and reattached, DetachPipe deletes these files via the Recycle Bin in case of error.
  • Embedded attachments with no filename or extension are now ignored on detaching, as they cannot be accessed using a hyperlink. They can still be deleted as normal.
  • Fixed error at end of AutoDetach and various other dialogs.
  • The AutoDetach time can now be specified to prevent it interfering with normal work.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.3 - August 12, 2009

  • Fixed problem where zipped detached files could not be reattached if zip numbering was used to prevent name conflicts.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.2 - July 22, 2009

  • Worked around Outlook 2007 bug where links to detached files were not removed from emails when a Reply was performed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8.1 - July 21, 2009

  • New option to always delete detached files when their emails get deleted.
  • Now handles error messages on checking each PST in the profile.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.8 - June 19, 2009

  • Now checks for deleted items in each PST in your profile, so if archived emails get deleted their detached attachments will be cleaned up as well.
  • New option to set the font size of the links that DetachPipe adds to the email.
  • During Restore, compressed attachments are now uncompressed, and with their original filename.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.9e - April 21, 2009

  • Removed code for monitoring [Send] button.
  • Fixed [Instant Detach] button caption.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.9d - April 20, 2009

  • Now monitors [Send] button rather than Outbox - preventing various problems with duplicate emails in Outbox etc.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.9c - March 30, 2009

  • Changed installer to work under Vista - removed userdocs folder reference.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.9b - March 30, 2009

  • New placeholder to determine the Outlook Store (PST or OST) Name for the current item - [storename]. Previously called [profilename].
  • [profilename] now provides the actual profile name.
  • Fixed problem with items in the Outbox not being sent.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.9 - March 27, 2009

  • Now detects if the system date is rolled forward and then back again - this ensures that all incoming emails are processed (older emails are ignored by date). A workaround was to set the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DataMystic\DetachPipe\LastInboxDate to zero.
  • New placeholder to determine the Outlook Profile Name - [profilename].
  • New 'Yes to All' when detaching with the Prompt option checked.
  • DetachPipe now monitors emails for re-attaching as they are added to the Outbox - not as they are sent. This makes it far easier to see that it is working properly :-)

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.8 - January 5, 2009

  • Fixed resizing issues with main settings dialog.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.7 - November 12, 2008

  • Fixed date processing error with getting only new items from Inbox.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.6 - October 22, 2008

  • Better recovery from installation corruption, with registry error detection.
  • DLLs now installed in Common Files folder rather than Windows\System32 which some users may not have access rights for.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.5 - October 10, 2008

  • Now checks Post items for attachments when you process entire folders.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.4 - October 9, 2008

  • Now handles large Inboxes much better when receiving emails - only checks the new emails for attachments.
  • When you process entire folders, now handles folders with default types of both email and post item (formerly just email) and logs an error if the folder is not of this type.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.3 - October 8, 2008

  • Now shows a reason code for folders being skipped - default item type is not emails.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.2 - October 3, 2008

  • Now shows a warning if the filename mask does not generate a filename correctly e.g. does not contain any path components like C:\My Documents or \\Server\Share etc.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7.1 - October 2, 2008

  • Now checks for and removes spaces before and after path delimiters (\).

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.7 - October 1, 2008

  • If you use the folder browser to choose a new folder, DetachPipe now keeps the original filename placeholders in the new name.
  • Fixed a problem where an existing file could be overwritten during a restore.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.7 - September 26, 2008

  • If you Restore Attachments on the email you are editing, the file on disk is no longer removed.
  • Fixed 'Abstract Error' on deleting an email.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.6 - September 8, 2008

  • DisableUpload registry entry now also disables the large attachment tab.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.5 - July 26, 2008

  • Improved handling of attachments in Contacts: - Attachments can now be restored. - Outlook does not store hyperlinks with complete information within Contacts. For this reason, when Contact attachments are restored, they get the same filename as was used on disk (not necessarily the original attachment name).

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.4 - July 14, 2008

  • Empty folders are now deleted when you re-attach attachments.
  • Speed improvement for processing of incoming email.
  • Fixed 'Instant Detach' button having wrong text.
  • Fixed Stack Overflow error on restoring attachments with incredibly long names and path names.
  • Fixed GUI error where detach settings could not be accessed after a Multiple- folder restore had been performed.
  • Minor GUI issues fixed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.3 - May 26, 2008

  • Fixed 'Skip All' missing attachments function.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.2 - May 20, 2008

  • New 'Yes to All' button for confirming detaches.
  • '&' in filename now copes with Outlook idiosyncrasies.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6.1 - May 19, 2008

  • New 'Instant Detach' button which applies the default detach settings to the current selection or email.
  • The AutoDetach and Entire Folder options now ignore subfolders that do not have Emails as their default item type. This allows the highest level Personal Folder to be used as the root folder, with large Contacts and Calendars automatically skipped.
  • The '&' character can now be used in detached filenames. '#' in filenames is removed, since Outlook can't correctly open a link to a filename with '#' or '?' in it (even though filenames with '#' can be created on disk).

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.6 - May 14, 2008

  • New 'Prompt on Detach' option, which lets you override the filename, the folder, or to skip the attachment completely. With a single click you can also use the previous save path.
  • New option to 'Skip All' missing attachments during re-attaching.
  • When you click the Folder Browse button to choose a new detach path, DetachPipe now removes any Placeholders and attempts to default the Browse dialog at the previous path.
  • If your incoming email is filtered by SpamAssassin, a helper function removes '** JUNK **' from the subject line of your outgoing emails so you don't look unprofessional to your clients.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5.6 - May 2, 2008

  • In Outlook 2000, escapes spaces in the hyperlink to %20 so that Outlook handles them properly.
  • Now removes the [DetachPipe] links from outgoing emails when you reply.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5.5 - April 10, 2008

  • Attachments deleted via the Recycle Bin are always saved to the user's home directory prior to deletion. Previously they were saved in the last save location.
  • Fixed error with restoring files deleted via the Recycle bin - the restore information recorded was incorrect.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5.4 - March 27, 2008

  • Added new Delete Confirmation dialog, allowing you to control which attachments are deleted, and a new option to NOT delete via the Recycle Bin (which is much faster). When attachments are not deleted via the Recycle Bin, the log message in the email is not hyperlinked.
  • Removed new toolbar until visibility problems solved.
  • Fixed 'Type Mismatch' error after detaching attachments.
  • Fixed bug with deleting all attachments where only the first attachment removed was logged in the email.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5.3 - March 26, 2008

  • Fixed the retaining of a paperclip icon on emails.
  • The main DetachPipe drop-down menu now is shown in its own tool bar.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5.2 - March 19, 2008

  • Size constraints now apply to the attachment size, so you can now selectively Detach, Delete, Save and Compress attachments smaller than size XX.
  • Now allows embedded attachments (such as those in HTML emails) to be ignored.
  • Fixed compress function not working.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5.1 - March 5, 2008

  • New DetachPipe menu function to 'Open all attachments' - this makes it easy to open all images, documents etc with one click.
  • Added 'EntryId' macro to insert the email's Outlook EntryId into a filename.
  • Now can save and delete attachments from Calendar Items and Contacts.
  • Fix to prevent errors if newly-arrived emails with attachments get moved to a new folder by the Rules Wizard.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.5 - February 22, 2008

  • Manual browse dialog now remembers the last path used.
  • [recipientname] and [recipientemail] now work correctly in the Sent Items folder.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.4.4 - February 1, 2008

  • Minor change to prevent errors with large selections.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.4.3 - January 4, 2008

  • Fixed [senderDomain] and [senderEmail] not working.
  • Fixed right-click menu on mask field not inserting the macro text.
  • Now supports an installation command-line parameter to disable the Upload menus and the tab of the settings dialog. This is designed for corporate environments who wish to restrict this functionality. See the help file for more details.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.4.2 November 15, 2007

  • Fixed link text problem.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.4.1 November 14, 2007

  • Fixed detaching problem, and /html> left at end of emails.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.4 November 13, 2007

  • Now allows attachments associated with calendar items, contacts and distribution lists to be processed.
  • Detach text in the email body can now be customized via the English.ini file (10230 and 10240).
  • New option to control where detach text is placed - top or bottom of email.
  • Fixed Outlook Object Model guard error on email forward.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.3.8 October 31, 2007

  • Removed 'Unable to Add Explorer' Message

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.3.7 October 22, 2007

  • Fixed clipboard errors under Remote Desktop Connection.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.3.6 October 18, 2007

  • More specific error messages for Deleting attachments.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.3.5 October 1, 2007

  • Now shows how many emails were skipped due to Size or Age settings.
  • Size and Age criteria now default to Off.
  • Fixed GUI with options being hidden/enabled correctly.
  • Invalid Last and Next Run Dates in the registry are now trapped.
  • New icons in menus.
  • Messages inserted in the email (e.g. on attachment delete) can now be edited or even removed entirely by editing English.ini (10200, 10210)
  • Fixed TextPipe functions. These can now be used to extract data from multiple emails to the clipboard and other handy functions.
  • Fixed email age being calculated incorrectly.
  • Fixed subfolders not being processed properly.
  • Added : and \ to the disallowed folder characters list, preventing errors when creating detached files.
  • Forwarded emails now only get items re-attached if 'General Tab\Check Forwarded Emails For Attachments to Send' is checked.
  • Attachments to Delete window now resizes correctly.
  • New Compress menu item to simplify compressing of email attachments in-situ.
  • Fixed zip problem when identically-named attachments are compressed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.3 - September 7, 2007

  • New AutoDetach function for scheduled detachment every 1 to 99 days.
  • Now can detach, save, delete, restore or TextPipe ALL the emails in a selected folder and subfolders.
  • Now can ignore emails smaller than a given size (e.g. only process emails larger than 500KB)
  • Now can ignore emails younger than a given age (e.g. only process emails older than 14 days)
  • New user interface for settings dialog makes it far easier to configure.
  • Added filename placeholder [myDocuments] to specify the user's home folder e.g. [myDocuments]DetachedFiles\[subject]_[filename].[extension]
  • Added filename placeholder [env:variable] for retrieving environment variables e.g. [env:HOMEDRIVE]
  • Added filename placeholder [reg:key] for retrieving registry keys. e.g. [reg:HKLM\Software\DataMystic\DetachPipe\Name]
  • Fixed bug where read-only attachments (those shared by multiple emails) were deleted rather than left when attachments were restored.
  • Removed 'Disable All' check box - the Incoming and Outgoing functions can be disabled by setting them to ' Do nothing'.
  • Dialog boxes now always display in screen centre rather than moving around.
  • Errors during processing are now logged rather than requiring user feedback.
  • TextPipe function now disables email body changes if the modified email body is of zero length or is not formatted as an HTML page - this prevents inadvertent obliteration of email content.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.2 - June 18, 2007

  • Now automatically shortens long filenames if the file system doesn't support them e.g. filenames over 260 characters under FAT32.
  • History of detach locations for the Incoming, Outgoing and Manual masks.
  • Now prevents special filenames from being used, such as COM1-9, LPT1-9, CON, PRN etc.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.1

  • Ampersand (&) is now removed from detached filenames.
  • Better Vista and Locked-down systems support - Lookup of install path in registry now uses read-only access.
  • My Documents now points to correct folder.
  • When multiple detachments point to an identical, shared file, DetachPipe sets the file to Read Only so that it is not deleted when only one of the emails that point to it is deleted. The previous Read Only function has been removed.
  • When restoring attachments, DetachPipe now works around an Outlook bug to give the files their original names again.
  • Fixed error with third party redemption.dll.
  • Removed warning with only one email to process.
  • Fixed filename missing when sent attachments were deleted.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.9

  • Removed 'Use' warning when you send large attachments.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.8

  • Fixed error opening Notes.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.7

  • Fixed error on Explorer Close.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.6

  • Changed default template when no filename template is specified.
  • Fixed multiple spaces appearing in output filenames - this prevented files being saved.
  • Fixed bug where it tried to Detach from outgoing mails before they were sent, and also ignoring the Outgoing Detach setting.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.5

  • Fixed Folder Browse helper dialog closing the main window automatically.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.4

  • Random function is now seeded so the random number sequence is always different.
  • In the filename placeholder, now remove spaces after any backslashes. Also removes blackslashes from [subject] and [simplesubject] to prevent folders being created.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.3

  • Now allows direct file upload from DetachPipe Add On menu.
  • Fixed problem with detaching non-identical attachments with duplicate names.
  • Fixed bug with restoring attachments that were detached to local file system - the link text was remaining in the email body.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.2

  • Now can process the body of one or more emails using TextPipe, a text processing application from

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0.1

  • New filename place holders [monthname], [dayname], [emailmonthname] and [emaildayname].
  • Installation default is to 'do nothing' to outgoing emails.
  • New detection of duplicates on upload.
  • Fixed uploaded filename not getting '.zip' added to it when compressed.
  • Fixed it always detaching regardless of settings.
  • Removed date and time from clickable links.

    What's New in DetachPipe v5.0

  • Website detach and upload for large emails.
  • Now correctly encodes filenames with embedded # and & characters.
  • Now allows you to either browse to the detach folder, or use mask characters to specify the detach filename. New history list for the detach folder.
  • DetachPipe Add On now appears when you Compose emails.
  • New Disable command to completely disable all DetachPipe's automatic functions.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.7.2

  • Fixed bug with processing the current selection.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.7.1

  • Fixed problem with DLL registration.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.7

  • DetachPipe Standalone now allows the same filename mask placeholders as the Outlook AddIn, providing complete flexibility with the saving of attachments.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.6.2

  • Added option to control if forwarded emails are checked for detached attachments or not.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.6.1

  • Fixed bug with initial \\ of any UNC path being removed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.6

  • Now detects duplicate attachments and points them to the same file on disk.
  • Filename mask now allows arbitrary filenames to be generated based on the email and attachment properties: [folder], [folderstructure], [allfolders], [sendername], [senderemail], [senderdomain], [recipientname], [recipientemail], [subject], [simplesubject], [ext], [ext1], [filename], [filename1], [name], [emaildate], [emailyear], [emailmonth], [emailday], [emailtime], [emailhour], [emailminute], [emailsecond], [date], [year], [month], [day], [time], [hour], [minute], [second], [user], [outlookuser], [random] [leftsq], [rightsq].
  • New handling for Incoming Emails: - Detach automatically - Prompt for detach location - Delete to Recycle Bin - Delete (no Recycle)
  • New handling for Outgoing Emails: - Detach automatically - Prompt for detach location - Delete to Recycle Bin - Delete (no Recycle)
  • Now supports multiple language translations.
  • Now can toggle if deleted emails are checked for attachments on disk that should be removed.
  • Attachments that have been deleted to the Recycle Bin can now be restored if they are first restored from the Recycle Bin.
  • Fixed errors removing OLE attachments such as .mht and msg attachment types from Sent Items.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.5

  • Now only re-attaches attachments when you forward an email (when the subject starts with 'FW:')
  • Now can change the user interface language of the Outlook Add-in.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.4.1

  • DetachPipe now ignores attempts to detach the dummy attachment added by DetachPipe to retain the attachment flag on an email.
  • When attachments are restored, DetachPipe removed any dummy attachment.
  • Fixed error messages when Outlook Calendar items were opened.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.4

  • Fixed problem with settings not being saved properly in the Add-In.
  • Fixed problem with 'Retain attachment icon' not working in the Add-In.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.3

  • The download now includes both the Outlook Add-In and the standalone version of DetachPipe.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.2

  • Removed truncation of attachment files at 40 characters.
  • Improved evaluation version.
  • The preserve folder structure now works correctly. This also fixes the 'insufficient permission' messages.
  • The download now includes both the Outlook Add-In and the standalone version of DetachPipe.

    What's New in DetachPipe v4.1

  • Now integrates directly with Outlook-
  • Incoming attachments can be automatically or manually detached
  • Detached attachments from deleted emails can be automatically deleted
  • Forwarded emails get their original attachments restored on send
  • Sent Items have the attachments deleted after sending
  • Outlook menus now allow for attachments to be detached or restored.
  • The sort icon shown in the grid header now matches the orientation of Outlook's sort icon.
  • Subject line sorts now ignore any leading RE: or FWD: so that related items are now shown together.
  • Attachment information is now saved to the email body rather than to a special attachment type.
  • New style tips of the day panel.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.9

  • Now the attachment filename can be viewed and copied to the clipboard if Shift is held down when the attachment is double-clicked.
  • Selected attachments are remembered when the grid is resorted.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.8

  • Now provides warning messages to the user if they click the processing buttons without any attachments selected.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.7

  • Attachment data can now be copied to the clipboard.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.6

  • Compressed (.zip) attachments are no longer compressed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.5

  • Attachments can now be compressed to save disk space.
  • Unique feature to reattach attachments once they have been detached.
  • Attachments no longer need to be selected to undim the buttons - this confused some users.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.4

  • New option to disable interactive errors so that large email folders can be processed without intervention.
  • New option to ignore attachments that are themselves emails. This prevents them from being detached.
  • When attachments are deleted or detached, DetachPipe can optionally leave the original attachment filename preceded by [deleted] or [detached]. The actual attachment is a small text file. This allows the original filename to be seen, and the email still retains its attachment flag to indicate that it has attachments.
  • DetachPipe now shows the total size of the selected attachments, this helps to make a decision about what to detach.
  • DetachPipe now allows you to choose if you want to retain the email folder structure when you save the attachments. If not, all files are saved to a single folder. You can also choose to skip the Mailbox name in the path list when folders are created (e.g. Personal Folders\Inbox becomes Inbox)
  • Saved or detached attachments can now be set to Read Only to prevent them from being accidentally deleted.
  • DetachPipe now releases emails as it processes, which prevents MAPI out of memory errors with very large mailboxes.
  • DetachPipe now removes invalid folder name characters from mail folder names when it is creating folders.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.3

  • New Test Login button
  • Now correctly handles accented European characters in the attachment filename, as well as special characters like 0..31, 127, #, ?, %, <,>, {, }, |, ^, ~, [, ], `, "
  • File links now use file:/// instead of file://

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.2

  • Now handles multiple .PST files.
  • Now handles Public Folders and any other information store.
  • Now skips erroneous OLE attachments that caused DetachPipe to fail.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.1.4

  • Improved help file.
  • Fix for detaching to UNC (network) paths - the clickable link was generated incorrectly and could not be clicked.
  • Improved detection of HTML emails.

    What's New in DetachPipe v3.1

  • Fixed clickable links running together.
  • Improved handling of large screen sizes and fonts.
  • Tips of the day now default to on.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.9

  • Fixed handling of clickable links in RTF and HTML emails
  • Fixed bug that occurred when the status form was closed before the analysis stage had completed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.8

  • Fixed handling of clickable links in HTML emails.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.7

  • The Status form is now larger and remembers its last size and position - so once you resize it you won't have to do it ever again.
  • DetachPipe now uses a single MAPI session, which saves endless programming hassles with so-called 'short-term' entry ids. This caused all kinds of problems with emails not being able to be found from the analysis pass through to the actual detaching.
  • Much faster as email object interface pointers are now cached and reused.
  • Folder structure is no longer 'flattened' - all folders now occupy their correct location in the folder hierarchy, and the folder display is no longer confusing.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.6

  • Duplicate filenames are now detected properly when they are saved to disk, so now they do not overwrite each other.
  • New 'filename space handling' option - to create a clickable link by surrounding the filename with angle brackets (<>).
  • Changed file:/// to file:// in the clickable link
  • Fixed the word 'resume' appearing in two prompts

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.5

  • New Tip of the Day dialog.
  • Now detects and detaches forwarded emails.
  • Now detects and detaches HTML emails.
  • Attachment grid now scrolls immediately when the scroll bar is moved, instead of when the mouse button is released.
  • The previous sorting method is now retained when the mailbox is re-analysed.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.4

  • New option to include or exclude subfolders of the starting folder.
  • New option to control how embedded spaces in attachment filenames and in the clickable link are handled - they can now be converted to underscores, converted to %20, or left unchanged.
  • Now uses Extended MAPI, and is MUCH faster.
  • Attachments are now saved with the original attachment name, not the email subject.
  • The login profile and password can now be chosen, so different users can login rather than just using the default profile.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.3

  • New option to preserve the attachment icon even when all attachments are removed (DetachPipe adds a dummy attachment so that searches based on the presence of an attachment will still work). Emails with this attachment will be ignored if the Dummy Attachment setting is active.
  • New option to delete attachments via the Recycle Bin.
  • New options dialog to set the display language.
  • A Russian translation available.
  • The grid sorting flag is now cleared when the grid is.
  • DetachPipe now only removes affected records from the list of attachments when processing is complete (rather than removing all records).
  • Now handles attachment types longer than 10 characters.
  • Email folders list is now correctly sorted.

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.2

  • When a document is detached, DetachPipe places a clickable hyperlink in the original email that points to the detached document's location
  • When a column in the attachment grid is clicked it now shows its sort status with an image in the column heading
  • All actions are now logged for audit purposes
  • DetachPipe now shows all mail folders in the Name Space, including Public Folders (not just subfolders of the Inbox as before)
  • DetachPipe hides the status dialog on successful completion of the analysis stage, saving you from having to manually click it
  • Double-clicking on an attachment now opens the associated email
  • DetachPipe now only shows folders where the default item type is Mail, eliminating Calendar and other folders from the view

    What's New in DetachPipe v2.1

  • Initial release! See for more details on DetachPipe